Letter written by Benjamin "Luke" Quilty to "William." This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt. Help us improve our transcriptions! If you see an error, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Buffalo Monday June 4th 1860 Dear William I received your letter informing us of my Dear Mother Death we were all very much grive [sic] but indeed we Could not Look for nothing else for the Long Journey that she took was a enough to kill her she was evry [sic] sick befor [sic] she left hoe [sic] but we could not keep her from going that Long Journey wich [sic] she was so unable for but we all new John was the one she wanted to see before she died but Oh she is happy in the Lord. why should we mourn - now William as regards my mother things you no [sic] they are mine and my families And I think there are no
One has a better right for than my fimly [sic] and me William I would not have Asked for than if we had not been in great need of them we have no means to provide morings [sic] and my mothers Dresses will do some good towards the fimely [sic] William that Black silk shull [sic] is mine Mr Mckind bought it all the things an Ours escept [sic] the Dress that Mrs McCall gave her and some red flannels [strikethrough] and [/strikethrough] petticat [sic] and Drawars [sic] and shirt she has Aright [sic] for and some Caps
she gave her. The ring is Elisabth. [sic] it was sent to her from her aunt in Scotland that Black silk quilt is mine I gave her it when she died Elisabth was to have it
now Willam please send them with esepress [sic] as soon as you receive this and you will oblige me Dear William I wish you could send a Little money to get some mournings I no [sic] you cant [sic] Not do it very well but you will be blest for it what you give to the poor shall be [F?]aully [sic] rewarded I hope it will be the last time that I will trouble you let me know if John is in Rutland or where he is I have had two letters from Mrs Reid they are all well Grace has too [sic] Children a Boy and girl her husband is market gardener has Walter wrote to Edinburgh Let me know your father has not got anything
to do yet the family joined me in kind love alongst with your father and mine No more from your Loving mother Jane [M Keand?]
P.S. I forgot to mention that that Black Bag was for Gracy she said that when she went away